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Aberystwyth students evacuated from seafront halls

Aberystwyth University is in west Wales, 73 miles from Cardiff. Credit: Google Maps

Hundreds of students are being evacuated from a storm-ravaged seaside resort as Wales is warned to brace itself for more severe weather.

Aberystwyth University has closed its seafront accommodation, which houses around 450 students, following advice from authorities about predicted high tides and strong winds.

All lectures and seminars due to be held on Friday and Monday were subsequently cancelled.

Businesses on the seafront were also hauling out sandbags again in case forecast 30ft-plus high tides coincide with a coastal surge and powerful winds.

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